School Leadership Team
Dr Paul Walton is an experienced international school leader with a dual Doctorate, Doctor of Education and Doctor of Educational Leadership and Management. His qualifications from the UK, include a school headship qualification NPQH and the senior leadership NPQSL. He has a PGCE from Brighton University and a BSc Information Technology and a MA in Education. He is a Fellow of three associations including: the Royal Society for Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce, the Chartered College of Teaching and a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management. He is a qualified leadership coach and completed extensive UK and international school inspection training.
Paul joined Nadeen School from the British International School of Ljubljana, Slovenia where he led the school as Principal to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating each category during a 2021 BSO inspection. During his tenure, the school was awarded COBIS accredited member, the highest rating of an ‘Exemplar’ accreditation by the UK BELL Foundation, two international curriculum awards and UK and international wellbeing awards. Previous to this, he was a Principal at an outstanding school in Malaysia and had leadership roles in Houston and Hungary after leaving the UK as a school leader of 10 years.
Paul is fascinated by providing all students with exciting learning opportunities at school, through innovation, creativity and imagination based on education research. He is deeply committed to the values of international education, ensuring all students can be compassionate, thoughtful and ambitious to follow any goal and passion they desire. Paul in his time outside of school is involved in volunteer work and is also passionate about sport including football, snowboarding and running. He’s keen to develop his skills in cooking as he enjoys to embrace a new challenge, perseveres to improve and loves to keep learning.
PrincipalEmail Paul Walton
Ben is an experienced leader who has taught and led internationally since 2017. Qualified in the UK, he has taught in all year groups across key stage one and two at schools in Birmingham and London in England before teaching internationally. He has had leadership roles since 2007 both at home in the UK and internationally. He has a personal and professional interest in global education and has worked with leadership teams in Uganda, Bangladesh, Colombia and India to share experiences of best practice from a British perspective whilst also broadening his depth of knowledge of education globally.
Ben has a track-record of outstanding classroom practice, management and leadership experience. As a leader he has been involved in curriculum design, establishing clusters of schools for networking purposes, working with parents as partners, preparing for and being part of a leadership team in outstanding inspections. He is a certified Designated Safeguarding Officer, a level 1 & 2 Google Educator, an Apple Teacher and has begun his Inspection Skills Training with Penta International.
Ben truly believes in developing an environment where all can learn and thrive, both personally and academically, children and adults. He strives to ensure there is a safe and happy environment meaning people are ready to learn, develop and progress, and ultimately embrace life and contribute to the world in a positive way.
Outside of school, when not spending time with his young family, Ben enjoys cycling, swimming, watching football and playing Scrabble.
Deputy HeadEmail Ben Humphreys
Stephanie Andronikos is an international educator who has worked in top private schools around the world. She has graduated from a Brisbane Secondary School and achieved her Bachelor of Education and then her Graduate Certificate of Leadership in Education at QUT University in Queensland. She has also completed her NPQSL qualification via the UK.
Stephanie worked across Primary and Secondary in a leading private school for 10 years in Brisbane, Australia, before moving to Slovenia and the British International School of Ljubljana. Working together with Principal, Paul Walton, Stephanie worked for 4 years as a Secondary Mathematics teacher and Head of Secondary, aiding in achieving ‘Outstanding’ in every category in the 2021 BSO Inspection.
Passionate about teaching and education, Stephanie specialises in transitioning students to Secondary in an all-through school setting, preparing them fully for Secondary school life. Academic achievement is just one of the many aspects of development in school, and she believes in getting to know her students, their interests and developing rapport to ensure that students feel fully supported throughout their development in Secondary. Outside of school, Stephanie enjoys getting out in the sunshine, meeting with friends, baking and also latin dancing when she gets the chance. Keen to explore all of the wonderful flavours Bahrain has to offer, she is excited to try something new and explore experiences outside of her comfort zone.
Head of SecondaryEmail Stephanie Andronikos
Kate Fellowes has lived in Bahrain for over 20 years, growing up here and experiencing the international education system herself. She is a long standing member of the Nadeen community having worked at the school for over 10 years. She completed a BSc Applied Geography from Bournemouth University. Kate began her Nadeen journey as a member of the administration team and went on to complete her PGCE from the University of Buckingham instilling a whole-school approach to not only her teaching but her leadership style. Kate has been a member of our school leadership team for several years and brings an enthusiastic and extremely Nadeen-centered approach.
Kate has worked with children across all year groups with a focus on Key Stage 1. She has a passion for pastoral care, understanding the importance of children feeling happy and safe in school. She drives forward pastoral care as the heart of what makes this school a family. She is also a certified Designated Safeguarding Leader and part of the school’s Safeguarding team. Kate truly believes in an inclusive community and ensures the physical and emotional well-being is at the forefront of education.
Outside of school, Kate is interested in keeping active through walks, especially with her rescue dogs, gym with her friends and being a part of the Bahrain netball community. She has a passion for all animals and this is evident with her current total of adopting nine animals, often visiting and supporting rescue shelters here in Bahrain.
Kate is excited for the next steps along Nadeen’s journey and seeing the concept from years ago finally coming into tangible fruition.
Head of PastoralEmail Kate Fellowes
Agnes is a native of Northern Ireland and joined Nadeen in the Summer of 2021. She is a teacher with some twenty-eight years’ experience in Education, twenty-two as a SENCO and 6 as the Principal of a Primary School.
Agnes is a graduate of Queens University Belfast and The University of Ulster in Belfast, along with a postgraduate from The University of Wales in Aberystwyth; studying a Bachelor of Science, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, and completing a Masters in Education with Special Educational Needs and the main subject. Her teaching life has been peppered with multiple postgraduate courses including The Certificate of Competency in Educational Testing (CCET) and an Advanced Diploma in Inclusion with the main focus areas of Autism and dyslexia.
She has worked across all Primary sectors and is passionate about developing an Inclusive school for all pupils and their families. Agnes is also a member of the Safeguarding Team in Nadeen and a member of the Board of Governors. Outside school Agnes enjoys keeping physically and emotionally fit.
She likes to disseminate and model a very positive attitude to life, both at work and outside working hard to problem solve, and overcome obstacles and adversity in a manner commensurate with everyone’s wellbeing. She is very much looking forward to the new school development in Dilmunia!
SENCOEmail Agnes Monan